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Dr Andrew Richardson's review of Scorched Earth was published in the May 2018 issue of the Australian Historical Studies journal.

Dr. Richardson is Historian at the Australian Army History Unit, Department of Defence, Canberra. While the views expressed are his own, it is a robust and even-handed review of the publication by a specialist military historian.
 

"...the work is expansive and detailed, covering everything from the recommended destruction of machinery to the role of the Volunteer Defence Corps in guarding mooring sites....Rosen’s book is essential reading for both World War II and NSW historians. As evidence for Australia’s preparedness for invasion, it is a valuable source."


Not only a vaulable resource for researchers, Scorched Earth is a facsinating and accessible read for anyone who wants to peer through a window into the 'What-If" world of post-Japanese invasion, as envisioned in 1942 by NSW Commissioner of Forests, Edward Swain.

You can read the full review HERE.

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